Persuasive Picks for the week of 04/26/09

Swine Flu
Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform
The power of Twitter can be both good and bad. Foreign Policy examines the current Swine flu epidemic and how Twitter is rapidly fueling the delivery of incorrect information by lack of context.

FACEBOOK FAIL: How to Use Facebook Privacy Settings and Avoid Disaster
Alison Driscoll explains (on Mashable)how to utilize Facebook’s privacy features to help organize what you share between personal and professional Facebook use.

What is Your Wikipedia PR Strategy?
At close to 60,000 page requests a second, Wikipedia is a highly utilized source of information. Mark Rose from PRBlogNews.com shares reasons why agencies should consider establishing a strategy for dealing with clients and Wikipedia.

Here Comes Twitter Spam And How To Fight It
Have you noticed the influx of spam on Twitter lately? We certainly have. Techcrunch reports that several Twitter client developers have some ideas on how to fight back.

How do You Build Value with Micro Updates for a Time-Starved, Information-Intensive World?
Valeria Maltoni taps into how the usefulness, credibility, and quality of content can help build community. She analyzes cause examples such as the Twitter stream by CDC – which went from a 1,000 to 46,000+ followers  in a matter of hours – and Tyson Foods‘ Hunger Relief.

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